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Layton, Florida

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Layton is a city on the island of Long Key in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The population was 210 at the 2020 census. History In the late 19th century, Long Key was used as a coconut plantation. By 1910, Layton was becoming famous as a fishing destination, thanks in part to promotion by sports writer Zane Grey. However, the developing tourist infrastructure on Long Key, including a station on the Overseas Railroad, was largely destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. After World War II, Mary and Del Layton (born 1906), who ran a grocery business in Miami, bought on Long Key and started developing the property as "Layton's Long Key Fishing Camp", which grew substantially over the succeeding years. Layton was incorporated as a town on September 18, 1963. The land that would become Long Key State Park was acquired between 1961 and 1973; the park opened on October 1, 1969. Geography Layton is located along U.S. Route 1 at . Via
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